Ever since I’ve been told by my superiors that I’m eligible for company-sponsored training (about time yah? my previous contract jobs have no such benefits -.-), I’ve been combing the SkillsFuture course directory for courses that are relevant to my job scope.

Incidentally, while browsing through the SkillsFuture website, I came across the SkillsFuture Qualification Award (see this link for details).

Hey! Did I just hit a gold mine or what? There’s a whooping $1000 cash prize for people like me who have completed one of the qualifications detailed there. What’s more, I have used my Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to fund said qualification. Shiok deal right? Did not pay out of my pocket for an education and yet receive a monetary award upon course completion.

Extra $1000 into my war chest? No free lunch lah! According to the staff, my qualification is MOE-certified and not WSQ-certified, even though …